Intended for healthcare professionals

Practice What Your Patient is Thinking

I am your trans patient

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 30 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2963

What is normal?

Society is a Procrustean bed of normalcy, in which some people, no matter how hard they try, never quite measure up or fit in, and thus are driven to retreat from society. With this retreat, the tyranny of normalcy tightens, and society shrinks by losing its individuality, creativity, productivity, and progress. Society needs variety, and sometimes it's not normal to be normal. 

Competing interests: No competing interests

03 July 2017
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA